Category: bitcoin options

Ethereum Options Trade Volume Exceeds Bitcoin’s, Deribit Introduces a $50K ETH Strike for 2022

Last week, ethereum options volume surpassed bitcoin’s for the first time on the digital currency derivatives exchange Deribit. Further, the trading platform recently introduced a $50k ETH strike for March 2022 and explained the $50k call is “gaining immediate buy traction.” Ethereum Options Volume Grows Exponentially, $50K Strike Flexes Muscle When it comes to bitcoin […]

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Ether options trading volume surpassed that of bitcoin’s for the first time on Deribit

Crypto derivatives exchange Deribit experienced an unusual trend for the first time ever on Monday: Its ether (ETH) options trading volume surpassed that of bitcoin’s (BTC’s). While the total trading volume for bitcoin options was $879.5 million on Monday, ether’s was $1.32 billion, which is 50% more. Options are derivatives contracts that give their holders […]

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Over $6B in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Today, April Contracts Show Bets for $80K per BTC

A number of options traders are betting that bitcoin prices will tap $80,000 by May 2021. Meanwhile, over 100,000 bitcoin options worth more than $6 billion are set to expire on Friday, smashing the previous record expiry seen in January. $6 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Drop, April Bets Target $80,000 per Bitcoin Today […]

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$6B Bitcoin Options Contracts Expire Today, Will Bitcoin Price Breach All Time High?

Bitcoin Options contracts worth $6 billion are set to expire today as all eyes are set on Bitcoin price. Historically, Bitcoin Options expiry has turned out to be a bullish event as the past three months have seen BTC price first register a correction post expiry of contracts followed by a bounce-back of 80%, 99%, […]

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Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Smashes $15 Billion, CME Registers Over $33 Million in ETH Contracts

Following the revelation that Tesla now owns $1.5 billion in bitcoin, crypto spot markets across the board skyrocketed. Data shows that crypto derivatives markets also saw significant demand as bitcoin futures open interest tapped $15 billion on Monday. Moreover, this week was the start of ethereum futures on CME Group’s exchange, and ether-based futures registered […]

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Crypto Derivatives Surge, Bitcoin Options Open Interest Climbs to $9.6 Billion

Crypto Derivatives Surge, Bitcoin Options Open Interest Climbs to $9.6 Billion

Bitcoin options open interest has reached $9.6 billion according to derivatives market data as the metric is nearing the high captured on January 7, 2021. Moreover, the aggregate open interest in bitcoin futures is steadily nearing all-time highs. While cryptocurrency spot markets have consolidated, bitcoin-based derivatives markets have seen continuous action. At the time of […]

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Bitcoin Derivatives Action Swells: A Few June Futures Trade for $30K, Deribit Adds $140K Options Strike

Bitcoin Derivatives Action Swells: A Few June Futures Trade for $30K, Deribit Adds $140K Options Strike

Bitcoin derivatives markets have been seeing significant demand in recent months at the same time bitcoin spot markets climbed to all-time price highs and surged 149% during the last three months. Just recently the leading bitcoin options exchange Deribit announced the launch of both $120k and $140k strikes, and data from skew.com shows some June […]

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Open interest in CME bitcoin futures skyrockets 42% in a week, records a new high of $1.47 billion

Open interest in CME bitcoin futures skyrockets 42% in a week, records a new high of $1.47 billion

CME Group’s bitcoin futures continue to soar in popularity as more institutional investors flock to the nascent sector.  Open interest in the futures product has now hit a new record high of $1.47 billion, according to The Block’s data dashboard. The figure is 42% higher from just a week ago when it was about $1.03 […]

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Bitcoin options’ daily trading volume crosses $1 billion as bitcoin surges above $23,000

Bitcoin options’ daily trading volume crosses $1 billion as bitcoin surges above $23,000

Bitcoin options’ daily trading volume has crossed the $1 billion mark for the first time, as bitcoin surges past $23,000. Crypto exchange Deribit leads the bitcoin options market, followed by Bit.com and OKEx, according to tracker Skew. Meanwhile, bitcoin is trading hands at around $23,550 on Coinbase, according to TradingView. © 2020 The Block Crypto, Inc. All […]

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Network Landmarks, Derivatives Records- 2020 Bitcoin Metrics See a Number of All-Time Highs

Network Landmarks, Derivatives Records- 2020 Bitcoin Metrics See a Number of All-Time Highs

While the price of bitcoin has spiked to levels not seen in three years a number of other factors show that the current run-up is similar to the 2017 bull run. Active bitcoin addresses have neared all-time record highs, while the network’s hashpower has remained high as well coasting along at 130 exahash. Moreover, bitcoin […]

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